New season


Following in the wake of The Barber of Seville and Carmen, it is now the turn of Susanna, Figaro, the Countess, Count and Cherubino to lead young audience

young audience participatory opera

Les Petites Noces
adapted from Le Nozze di Figaro of Mozart

Iñaki Encina Oyón direction
Gilles Rico staging
Henri Tresbel translation and libretto adaptation
Bruno de Lavenère sets
Violaine Thel costumes
David Debrinay lights
Tamara Bounazou Suzanna
Kamil Ben Hsaïn Lachiri Figaro
Gilen Goicoechea Il Conte Almaviva
Chloé Chaume La Comtessa Almaviva
Albane Carrère Cherubino
Pierre-Antoine Chaumien Basilio

Orchestre des Jeunes d’Ile-de-France

Monday 27, tuesday 28, thursday 30 January, thursday 6 February 2020 10am & 2pm
Wednesday 29 January, monday 3, wednesday 5, friday 7 February 2020 10am

Sunf in French with French subtitles – Approximate running time  1h15

With this new production of the Petites Noces (The Little Marriage), we are continuing our cycle of collaborative opera with another iconic Mozart and Da Ponte work from the literary opera repertoire. The plot of this adaptation for younger audiences is designed to offer an introduction to the world of opera and focuses specifically on the four characters of Figaro, Susanna, the Count and the Countess and the lusts, desires, seductions, betrayals and acts of revenge which define their relationships. However the real driving force in the plot, who disrupts the best-laid plans with his impetuousness, is the hot-headed youth Cherubino, a typical adolescent in pursuit of love, who is overwhelmed by the first flush of passion. Cherubino is the perfect guide through the ins and outs of this work originally subtitled “The Mad Day”. As a spectator and protagonist, he will help the audience, who are of a similar age, to get to the crux of the story and follow the various characters through all the twists and turns of the plot.

For each new show, we provide teachers with a resource pack, organise a meeting with the artistic team, and run singing training workshops for students and their teachers.

Single price 5 € 
Free for accompanying persons (1 for 10 children)

More :
Materials for teachers, meeting with artistic team, singing workshops for schoolchildren and teachers

Performances with audiodescription on 6 & 7 February 10am
Contact :

Coproduction Théâtre des Champs-Elysées / Opéra de Rouen Normandie /
Opéra Grand Avignon / Opéra de Toulon Provence Méditerranée
La Caisse des Dépôts s'engage pour l'accès à la culture des jeunes publics
ARKEMA, mécène des opéras jeune public, accompagne les actions de sensibilisation à la musique.

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